Jane Wells

CNBC Reporter

CNBC business news reporter Jane Wells is based in Los Angeles, where she covers retail, agriculture and defense as well as reports on California's economy, West Coast real estate and Las Vegas. Wells also writes the blog Funny Business for CNBC.com covering a variety of unusual items. Wells came from CNBC's "Upfront Tonight," where she served as a senior correspondent.

Wells joined CNBC in 1996, providing special coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil case for "Rivera Live." Prior to joining CNBC, she was a correspondent for the Fox News Channel and Los Angeles reporter for NBC's flagship television station, WNBC, in New York. Her television news career includes reporter positions with KTTV, Los Angeles; WTVJ, Miami; and KOB, Albuquerque. She has also contributed international reports for CNN.

Wells has received numerous honors for her work, including a 1992 Peabody Award and duPont Award for her role in the live coverage of the Rodney King Trial. That same year, she earned a Los Angeles Emmy Award for her investigative reporting. She also has received UPI, Press Club and Emmy Awards for feature reporting; three Florida Emmy Awards for news reporting; and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for team reporting.

Wells holds bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and philosophy from the University of Southern California, where she graduated with honors. She and her husband have two children and live in Los Angeles.

Follow Jane Wells on Twitter @janewells.


  • What Depression, Recession? Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 3:22 PM ET

    Oh, sure, you're cutting back on your spending this holiday. Times are tough. Blah blah blah. While you try to figure out how to pay the mortgage on one income and regrow your 401k, just remember there are people who are...better off than you.

  • Bah Humbug To Christmas Lights Monday, 1 Dec 2008 | 12:26 PM ET

    Good news for husbands dreading the annual trek into the attic to drag down an ever-growing supply of Christmas/Hanukkah decorations. Tell your family the neighbors will hate you for it.

  • Dr. Pepper V. Axl Rose Thursday, 27 Nov 2008 | 4:02 PM ET

    Axl Rose may be singing about "Chinese Democracy", but Dr. Pepper (part of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group) is learning that in an American democracy, be careful what you promise, because you could end up in court.

Funny Business with Jane Wells

  • Based in Los Angeles, Jane Wells is a CNBC business news reporter and also writes the Funny Business blog for CNBC.com.